Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Preview – 06/04/2019

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Betting Preview – 06/04/2019

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

The Nou Camp will be home to an entertaining game this Saturday as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid go head-to-head in matchday 31 of La Liga. Atletico Madrid have been second best to Barcelona this season and currently trail their opponents by eight points, but a win for Diego Simeone’s men would give them a chance in the title race. With the home advantage on their side, Ernesto Valverde will be expecting all three points with them dropping points just once in their last eight home games. The first meeting between these sides proved to be a close one with the final score ending 1-1.

Barcelona once again find themselves topping the La Liga table as we enter the final stages of the season and they lead their opponents by eight points ahead of this fixture. The Catalan side’s home form has been impressive, to say the least with them losing just one of their last 27 fixtures. Over the last five games, Barca have picked up four wins alongside one draw which came in their latest game against Valencia who they drew 4-4 with. The hosts arrive as the favourites to secure the win in this meeting, with a price of 3/4 at SkyBet.

Ernesto Valverde will be hoping the home advantage will give his side the edge against Madrid which they lacked in the first meeting that ended in a 1-1 draw. SkyBet has a repeat result to happen priced at 6/1. The hosts have scored more than two goals in four of their last five games and Bet365 is offering odds of 5/2 for them to score over 2.5 goals. Lionel Messi once again found himself on the scoresheet in their last match and now has six goals in his last three fixtures. Betway has Messi to score anytime priced at 8/11.

Atletico Madrid have had a strong season but have fallen second best to Barcelona, however, they have a chance to knock three points off the eight-point gap that currently separates the two sides. Following their shocking 3-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League, Madrid lost another game to Athletic Club but have now managed to return to winning ways. Diego Simeone’s men head into this fixture having won their last two games against Deportivo Alavés and Girona. SkyBet has the travelling side to win priced at 7/2.

With just 19 goals conceded this season, Atletico Madrid have by far the best defensive record in the league and leading up this game have kept back-to-back clean sheets. SkyBet has them to keep another clean sheet priced at 4/1. Antoine Griezmann bagged his 17th goal of the season last time out against Girona and sits as his sides top goalscorer. Betway has the forward to score priced at 12/5.

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